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A story about building a better life

By on Nov 2, 2015 in Corporate | 0 comments

This project was really unique, in the sense that the story behind the beginnings and origins of this IT company are incredible. You don’t often think of an IT company to be this invested in their culture either. A family from Laos, travelling by Boat, after a terribly hard Journey in refugee camps, are sponsored to come to Australia. All they wanted was a better life, a greater purpose. Finally it was given to them, and they took hold of every opportunity they could get. This film focuses on the story of this family, and how their values have shaped the work culture in the company. We shot this on an A7RII, a new camera released by Sony, one which I’ve been wanting to try for a while. The results were quite nice, however the codec did suffer under some strenuous colour correcting, so use of an external corrector is necessary if you want to take full advantage of that piece of technology. Shot initially in 4k, scaled to HD for web delivery. It was all cut & edited in Premiere Pro. The goal was to make it personal & uplifting. It could have easily been a more depressing & intense styled film, but the goal was to convey a message of inspiration & purpose. I hope you enjoy watching this film, it was certainly a joy to create for us. This was in collaboration with SeeSharp Productions.  On a side note, I have been busy in the background working on some wonderful new adventures that are ahead of me, so I will be revealing this in due time! Enjoy this...

SHINE Japan (日本)

By on May 28, 2015 in Japan, Life, Travel | 0 comments

I am in Japan once more. Back a year later for Shine Japan, which is a large creative ministry event put on by The 4 Points Japan. It’s been a really wonderful time over here, not because it’s such a different culture to be enveloped in, but also because of what God has been doing over here. From the many visions & prayers that people have declared over this nation, to the various healings & testimonies that have come out of this week, hope is slowly being restored to the Japanese. This is a run down on what SHINE Japan is (english below) SHINE Japanは、祈りと伝道のイベント。ダイナミックにクリエイティブに伝道するためグ­ローバル・ディ・オブ・プレーヤーとグローバル・アウトリーチ・ディと協力します。 SHINE Japan is the culmination of connecting Prayer and Outreach, in coordination with the Global Day of Prayer and Global Outreach Day into one initiative to reach Japan with the Gospel in creative, dynamic ways. I’m really open about what I believe in, and that’s why I don’t really hide the stuff I do in my spare time from all the commercial work that I do on this blog. As Christians, we believe that worshipping God is not simply just an act of singing a song on a Sunday, but it’s a daily commitment to live out like Jesus did when he walked on this earth. It means to truly do everything that you do with faith and with the full commitment to glorifying God. This is why I’ve chosen to fly over to Japan and use my craft to help make a difference in other people’s lives. Capturing and documenting the moments in which the Holy Spirit moves is incredibly important to reach a generation that is so visually literate. 7Media, who I met up with last year in Japan have been here for the last 5 or so years involved in different film projects. With a lot of momentum now, the quality of work coming out of this production company is top notch, and it’s brilliant to be able to work with such like minded people as well as skilled. Every day they have been bumping out these updates on what is happening this week, and with 2 more days left in this event, I encourage you all to keep following along every morning as we bring you the latest from over here. Oh,  I was also involved in a very special project that 7Media produced on the weekend, however I’ll keep this a secret until it’s finished. Lets just say it’s going to involve some baseball. I guarantee it’s going to be very very cool. Be...

J&E A/W Collection 2015

By on May 15, 2015 in Ethical, Life | 3 comments

I spent last Saturday working on some wonderful new projects. One being filming Jacob & Esau’s behind the scenes video for their winter collection which is up for pre-order today. Second, I was also modelling at the same time for this little video. Multi talented hey? I must say this was a refreshingly fun project to work on. I haven’t really done anything fashion related, but it truly came together really well in the end. The girls running Jacob & Esau were incredibly awesome to work with, so it was a breeze to be able to collaborate with them on this project. They also had Big Picture Stuff & Hand Crafted Pictures shoot the collection for them, so that they could put up some beautiful photos onto the webstore. The concept behind this little 50 second video was to just show off the essence of the brand, its style, the character’s that are behind the label & the display the new seasonal threads. Because Jacob & Esau are all about relationships between the makers & the buyers, and are more focused on people, this shows through how they treat those they work with. It allowed for me to capture quite a natural beauty from the models, the photographers and even Esther & Joanne themselves. The music I chose was in the back of my mind the moment I started filming. Something about a hip hop beat and street style fashion that just mixes in so well. If ever there is something you really should get perfectly right, it’s the music & sound in your films. It really makes up half, if not more of your films overall experience. Without further delay, here you...

A collective of creatives

By on Apr 21, 2015 in The Wedding Fair, Weddings | 0 comments

I’ve been apart of a beautiful new venture since august last year with the lovely Tigs & Olivia. It’s called The Wedding Fair! I’ll take a post straight from our site about who we are; We are passionate about weddings and are excited to bring you beautifully curated wedding deals in the Melbourne area. The Wedding Fair was started by us, two sisters  (Liv and Tigs) who wanted to offer a platform for creatives to find opportunities to sharpen their skills and find community in the wedding industry. The group that has formed so far has been an organic growth that has come out of relationship and common values around service and artistry. After shooting heaps of weddings and being asked who could be recommended, the idea came to Tigs (a photographer) to build a one stop shop with excellent skill and craftsmanship. The result, we think is quite lovely! We are super proud of all of our vendors and how beautifully they decorate Melbourne’s wedding scene with their craft passion. We are a collaboration of many vendors. We really want to bring out the best of those within our brand, from those we work with. It’s a great platform to kickstart your business too (that’s the future vision) so that you can get a decent level of exposure from an established brand. We do styled shoots every so often so that we can showcase our vendors and the beautiful photographers which represent our brand. You’ll find them over on our website which has a link at the end of the post. From a filmmaking perspective, I’ve been taking on a more director/editor type roll with The Wedding Fair. Very slowly, but surely, I’m starting to shoot less and edit more. I’m investing some time into a few people throughout this year, so that I can unify The Wedding Fair brand’s vision and style between us all. I do a lot of work outside of weddings as you may have noticed, and I’d love to keep it that way too. Creativity is definitely best kept sharpened when you have constant, ever changing projects.  So hop on over to The Wedding Fair’s website – www.theweddingfair.com.au and have a browse at all our vendors that are available. Everything is there from designs for your wedding’s tableware through to our talented musicians for your day. I’ll leave this video here, our latest, shot by Graham and edited by yours truly!...

Stephanie & Sven

By on Mar 4, 2015 in Life, The Wedding Fair | 3 comments

What a ridiculously cute couple. And you probably couldn’t get more attractive either. These guys had some serious chemistry going between them, and it truly shows in this film. Some of the comments i’ve been receiving about this one was how much you could feel the emotions, or feel the ‘vibe’ that is oozing out from in front of the lens. I think one of the greatest ways of measuring success as a wedding filmmaker is whether it moves someone, and not just emotionally. I mean spiritually too, and even sometimes physically too (tears). I’m actually quite unsure how to react to comments like these half the time because they are just so incredibly reaffirming to me. I thank Sven especially for being a friend for a long time, I have journeyed with Sven for some part of his life, perhaps not in the last few years, but It’s definitely incredible to see this really on fire, man of God, get married to the absolute love of his life. And I got to capture it! My shots and cuts are all deliberate, there isn’t one shot that is left there without a purpose. It’s all about the telling of a story, and I think this past 2 years has really shown me that. As a result the films I’m making have truly been getting better technically, aesthetically & emotionally too. There is always room to improve however, and I won’t ever stop trying to top my last job. Enjoy this film, friends. This was in collaboration with The Wedding Fair....